10 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

10 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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10 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Take a break from the city and head to Surfers Paradise Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Visit Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Cape Byron Walking Track (in Byron Bay) and Norries Head (in Cabarita). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, head outdoors with Pelican Feeding, and tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Gold Coast is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 25°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Norries Head, Cape Byron Walking Track
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

5
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Escape the urban bustle at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Kedron Brook Bikeway. We've included these beaches for you: Mooloolaba Beach and Kings Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Spas in Caloundra (about 1h 40 min away). The adventure continues: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online journey planner .

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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